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Description:© (kieranl)

Fantastic finger-crack up the righthand wall of 'The Leaden Echo'.

Start: Either scramble in from the right to a stance or abseil 35 metres from the anchor above 'Mr Buffalo'.

Ethic: inherited from Arapiles

Mount Arapiles is first and foremost a trad climbing area. The few sport climbs tend to be in the higher grades where no natural pro is available.

Bolting, particularly retro-bolting, is discouraged and should only be undertaken after extensive consultation with the local climbers, first ascensionists, etc. Inappropriately placed bolts have been chopped.

Do not chip the rock.

Look after the park.

  • Stick to the paths.

  • Don't disturb the wildlife.

  • Routes near peregrine falcon nesting sites are closed in the spring.

  • Minimise the impact of your camping (fuel stoves not fires, take your rubbish with you, etc).


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Tim Beaman & Chris Peisker, 1976


Located in Northern Group approx:
Long/Lat: 141.834837,-36.749740

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Route Grade Citations

22 Community registered grade
21 ** ** ACA Route Register
21 ** RockGUIDE: Victoria
22 ** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
22 ** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 74%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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hard good great fun classic short fingers lip crack

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